In Trash TV, players take control of an outdated, cathode-ray tube television that was cast into a recycling center and has been animated to life with a single goal – to find the original remote control in order to become fully functional once again. Players navigate through the perilous pathways of the recycling factory, avoid dangerous industrial engines and traps, and pick up various weapons of wicked destruction to use against haywire machines and solve puzzles through explosive solutions.
Trash TV graphics are set in a type of a machine graveyard. The color scheme matches the theme of the game perfectly, sometimes red and sometimes grayish in nature. No complaints there. We gave the graphics a 4.5/ 5.
Trash TV contains all encompassing sounds of the environment that the TV is trying to escape. We gave the sound a 5 / 5.
Trash TV is one of the most fun puzzlers that we’ve played. While it starts out with basic moves, such as jump and throw, it progresses into extremely difficult challenges that are great fun to overcome. We did wish for a brief tutorial or a menu item that displayed the corresponding actions with the correct keys, but alas, we figured it out. It’s also noteworthy to mention the usage of explosions in the game. You’ll find many of the challenges centering around the usage of explosions to propel the TV around. We also did wish that the final weapon toward the end of the game could be used in more puzzles and challenges. We gave the gameplay a 4.5 / 5.
Trash TV features very simple controls that we had to figure out on our own. For example, just use the arrows to move around, X for jump, C for throw, etc. Once you know which key does what, the controls are very easy to utilize. We gave the controls a 5 / 5.
Overall, Trash TV is explosive, fun and challenging. We found ourselves almost addicted to solving each puzzle and trying to get through each level. This game is fun and will take a lot of thinking and maneuvering skills, even in the easier levels. Depending on your level of expertise, the game might only last for a couple of hours, but then you can return and play at a harder level. Overall, we recommend a BUY for this one.
And here is the launch trailer:
To commemorate the launch of this charming indie puzzle platformer, Trash TV is now available for a limited time price of $4.99 on Steam (regularly $6.99). For more information regarding Trash TV, follow Reverb Games on Twitter, visit theFacebook page, and watch the Twitch channel.
Related: Trash TV Available Now on Steam